On The Big Screen: 9 – 22 September 2006

WK 37 & 38

9 – 22 September 2006

Recommendation of the fortnight: Animation & Drawing Programme

The first in the series of The Bigger Picture’s dedicated animation programme, introduces the work of Philip Day (Open Submission selection), Yu-Chen Wang and Sharon Keighley to Big Screen Manchester.

The Bigger Picture is also pleased to welcome a breathtaking programme of animations from blink, a Gaworks open submission project that took place in Summer 2006. This spring Gasworks opened the floodgates inviting submissions from artists working with animation across the UK. The selected films explore the idea of animation and demonstrate the scope of work being produced within the field. Selectors: Haluk Akakçe, Saskia Olde Wolbers and Nav Haq, Curator at Gasworks

Philip Day, ‘Delusion’ (2002)

The surreal journey of a mechanical man who exists as an interpretation of humanity, trapped within a labyrinth of steel. Is there only one road to take, or can we break from our pre-destined paths?

Yu-Chen Wang, ‘Struggle for Existence’ (2004)

Struggle for Existence links Darwin’s “The truth of universal struggle for existence” with a Taiwanese children’s game. The video represents two individual’s slaughter in the virtual battle field, and on the big screen will engage with a wider virtual territory.

Sharon Keighley, ‘Eccentric’ (2006)

Recently shown as part of an extension to exposures’ annual Music Video commission in overexposed. Music video.


John Baugh, ‘Sirius Delta’, (2006)

Explores the mechanics of 3D modelling and animation, which are used to create kinetic digital sculpture.

Roderick Mills & Rosie Pedlow, ‘Immortal Stories’, (2006)

Short portions of fragmented narratives play with Hollywood’s portrayal of cancer.

Amy Engles, ‘When I Found The Knife Again’, (2005)

The sequel of When I Found The Knife, this video is Engles’ tribute to the music of The Knife, an electro-pop due from Stockholm. The work depicts a surreal urban tale of anthropomorphic animals and musical heaven.

Chirstinn Whyte & Jake Messenger, ‘Text Field’, (2002)

The animation was created using footage of a single continuous sequence of improvised movement, translated into ASII-based animation, with a soundtrack generated by a computer reading of the sequence’s final frame.

Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, ‘200 Nanowebbers’, (2005)

The animation uses the artists’ custom-made scripting to generate a nano scale environment according to the live soundtrack.

Max Hattler, ‘Collision’, (2005)

The work generates an original depiction of aesthetics into politics. Islamic patterns and American quilts, and the colours and geometry of the respective flags, are animated into an abstract filed of reflections, conflations, metamorphosis and regenerations.

Also screening as part of blink:

Progetto[ANTENNA], OneFineDay, (2005); Ranko Andjelic, Dirty Mind Groove, (2005); Bianca Edmonds, Trophies and Masks (glimpses of a family), (2005); & Miho Matsuda, Veggie Girl (2005).

With special thanks to Gasworks, www.gasworks.org.uk

The Bigger Picture plays Monday – Friday at 9.00am, 12noon, 2.05pm, 5pm, 10.35pm, and at various times throughout the weekend. Schedules subject to change).